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Tack Sharp #11: It's a Metric Ton

October 26, 2009 at 5:22PM

Duncan phones in from Amsterdam to talk with Dan about traveling with a full complement of photographic and computer gear, the new Panasonic GF1, and more.

Links for this episode:

  • Duncan's "Think Tank Airport International 2.0":http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0016KX3AC/tacksharp-20 (also check out the "product page":http://www.thinktankphoto.com/products/airport-international-v2-roller-camera-bag.aspx)
  • Dan's "16GB SD HC card":http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001ECQVTM/tacksharp-20
  • The Panasonic GF1 available from "B&H":http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/648490-REG/Panasonic_DMC_GF1K_K_Lumix_DMC_GF1_Digital_Camera.html/BI/4001/KBID/4359 and "Amazon":http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002MUAEX4/tacksharp-20
  • One of "Duncan's shots with the GF1":http://www.flickr.com/photos/x180/4021140356/
  • The "aerial movie clips shot on with Duncan's Panasonic GF-1":http://vimeo.com/7157689
  • Some of "Duncan's travel gear":http://www.flickr.com/photos/x180/4020321985/in/photostream/

Note: Duncan's audio is less than perfect this time around, because he's on the road and traveling without a full complement audio recording gear. Sorry about that.

Hosted by Duncan Davidson & Dan Benjamin.


Ruby on Rails Podcast #37: RubyConf2006

October 26, 2009 at 4:00PM • 8 minutes

This episode was originally published on October 26, 2006.

A chat with Greg Edwards of EyeTools ( blog), a user interface research lab.

Elsewhere: Matz Keynote, Adam Keys USSRuby Sketch ( alt), and the Erlang promo video.

Hosted by Kyle Daigle.


Ruby on Rails Podcast #126: RailsConf Europe: Jacqui Maher, Pat Allan and Intridea

October 24, 2009 at 7:00PM • 22 minutes

This episode was originally published on October 24, 2008.

Jacqui Maher talks about the technical challenges involved in writing Rails apps for a medical team in Malawi. Pat Allan encourages Rails developers to volunteer their time and skills.

Developers from Intridea discuss hacking Rails internals, UI design, and mid-end development.

From RailsConf 2008 in Berlin.

Also mentioned:

Hosted by Kyle Daigle.


EE Podcast #4: Hosting, Schmosting

October 23, 2009 at 8:23AM

Links for this episode:

  • "EECI 2009":http://eeci2009.com this Thursday and Friday in Leiden, The Netherlands. Ryan will be speaking on Thursday at 17:35 on "10 Ways to Supercharge Your EE Development." Ryan will also be covering the conference at EE Insider and here at the EE Podcast.
  • "Second wave of EE 2.0 Beta Phase 2 invites":http://expressionengine.com/forums/viewthread/132348/ have been sent out. If you're in, you're in. If you're not, oh noes!
  • "Getting to No":http://www.alistapart.com/articles/getting-to-no/ by Greg Hoy talks about what to consider when picking new clients. "I've learned that the hardest part isn't closing the deal, but figuring out which deals are actually worth closing."
  • "Hop Inject":http://www.hopstudios.com/software/hop_inject lets you insert something (ads, text) between paragraphs of your entry.
  • "Modulo Operator plugin":http://expressionengine.com/forums/viewthread/132133 let's you calculate the modulo value. A common operation in PHP, this plugin makes it easy with just EE template tags.
  • "Restricted Area":http://utilitees.silenz.org/index.php/docs/item/restricted-area-documentation/ A module that allows you to wall off parts of your site to certain member groups.

Tech Talk: Hosting!

  • "EE Server Wizard":http://expressionengine.com/docs/requirements.html. Checks if your server meets ExpressionEngine's minimum requirements. Download and use this before installing EE on a new hosting account.
  • Virtual servers: "Slicehost":https://manage.slicehost.com/customers/new?referrer=407677ccb59f6391b629d0570a181ba6, "Linode":http://linode.com
  • Dedicated servers: "The Planet":http://theplanet.com, "Rackspace":http://rackspace.com
  • Shared hosting: "EngineHosting":http://www.enginehosting.com/

Hosted by Lea Alcantara & Ryan Irelan.


The Ruby Show #97: Lieutenant Commander Boson reporting for duty.

October 22, 2009 at 4:32PM

Episode #97 Lieutenant Commander Boson reporting for duty. Get the ring tone.

Sponsored by New Relic
The Rails Envy podcast is brought to you this week by NewRelic. NewRelic provides RPM which is a plugin for rails that allows you to monitor and quickly diagnose problems with your Rails application in real time. Check them out at NewRelic.com.

Show Notes

  • RPM For Java

    RPM 2 Now supports Java and Ruby 1.9.

  • nginx push module

    Nginx HTTP push module – Turn nginx into a long-polling message queuing
    HTTP push server.

  • Railscast episode on Formtastic

    Ryan Bates shows how to use Formtastic in your views.

  • The Art of the Library

    Wesley Beary posts on the Engine Yard blog about what makes a good library.

  • TDD in Objective-C with MacRuby

    Joshua Ballanco walks through creating a pig latin translator in objective c using MacRuby to TDD.

  • Sunspot

    Sunspot exposes all of Solr's most powerful search features using an API of elegant DSLs. That means robust, flexible fulltext search with no boolean queries and no string programming.

  • Inploy

    Inploy is another way of doing deployments with different opinions than Capistrano.

  • Full Text Search on Heroku using Texticle

    Aaron Patterson posts on the Tender Lovemaking blog about using Texticle to do full text searching using Postgres

  • Boson

    Gabriel Horner put up a tutorial on using Boson to create commands for watching GitHub repos on your shell.

  • DeVIL

    DevIL is a fast and lightweight image library that supports the loading and saving of images in almost any graphics format. It also provides some basic image manipulation functionality.

  • How to Start Sub-processes part 3

    Avdi posts on the Devver blog part 3 of starting sub-processes in Ruby.

  • rails_on_pg

    This is timesaver for middle/large Rails application which used PostgreSQL as database. Create/drop Views, Functions, Triggers, Foreign keys in your migrations using ruby syntax.

  • Mappoint/VE

    Using the new handsoap gem, Jeff wraps all the nastiness of the VE and Mappoint web SDK SOAP into two very easy to use gems.

    http://github.com/jmhodges/mappoint
    http://github.com/jmhodges/virtualearth

Hosted by Jason Seifer & Dan Benjamin.


Puromac #154: Puromac 154: Nuevas Macs, mouse y otros

October 21, 2009 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 8 minutes

Puromac 154: Nuevas Macs, mouse y otros

Hosted by Federico Hatoum & Flavio Guinsburg.


Ruby on Rails Podcast #86: RailsConf Europe 2007

October 19, 2009 at 11:30PM • 19 minutes

This episode was originally published on October 19, 2007.

Interviews with David Chelimsky, Dave Troy, Nick Sieger, and David Heinemeier Hansson.

Hosted by Kyle Daigle.


Ruby on Rails Podcast #7: Amy Hoy

October 19, 2009 at 12:30AM • 37 minutes

This episode was originally published on October 19, 2005.

Amy Hoy talks about learning Rails, website usability and her upcoming book.

Hosted by Kyle Daigle.


Ruby on Rails Podcast #36: BillMonk

October 18, 2009 at 6:00AM • 32 minutes

This episode was originally published on October 18, 2006.

The founders of BillMonk talk about building a community site with Rails, email as an API, and dynamically generated graphics.

Hosted by Kyle Daigle.


Ruby on Rails Podcast #6: RubyConf Wrapup

October 17, 2009 at 3:15PM • 16 minutes

This episode was originally published on October 17, 2005.

Obie and Matt reflect on the whirlwind of long beards, huge slides, and curly brackets known as RubyConf.

Hosted by Kyle Daigle.